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Art Needlepoint Winterthur Needlepoint Retreat
Below are the kits for the Winterthur Retreat. Each kit and stitch guide is exclusive to the retreat and cannot be purchased on our website. Whichever kit you choose is included in your registration fee. Please email, register, or call us with your choice. The earlier you indicate what you want to work on will be best so that we have a good idea of class sizes - a class may fill up with a particular teacher and we absolutely want everyone to have personalized attention when stitching. If you have not given a deposit to reserve a space for yourself you can do so here. Alternately, you can pay in full and save 10% and you can do so here.
Rooster Kit
Rooster taught by Linda Breman

Do you want to learn how to shade well? Linda has lots of techniques for the beginner to the more advanced. You can select your mesh and your choice of silk or merino wool.

Tulip, Rose Bud and Hyacinth
Tulip, Rosebud and Hyacinth taught by Linda Breman
Fruit Flowers and Birds I
Fruit Flowers and Birds II
Fruits Flowers II taught by Sandra Arthur

With a very good eye for what stitches look well with other stitches for an overall balanced and interesting canvas, you will not only learn basic and a little more advanced elements of shading, the class will also involve some beautiful stitches for all the elements and shapes that make this canvas so darling and appealing.

Welcome Home
The Welcome Home taught by Doreen Finkel
Shepherd and His Flock
Shephard and His Flock taught by Sandra Arthur

This beautiful old world canvas has special appeal. There’s a lot of details but it is not overly complicated. With the right mix of stitches and learning how to gradually shade, you too will become an expert with Sandra’s guidance. Sandra wants to represent the original stitching in the canvas with specific techniques for both the details and the background.

Butterfly Kit
Spackle Rooster
Winterthur Tree of Life

Learn techniques to accomplish a gorgeous rendition of the iconic Tree of Life using wool, ribbon and silk and 6 ply silk threads.

Feathered Flowers
Feathered Flowers taught by Linda Breman for the novice or beginner.

Learn techniques to find your way around curves, petals, stems and also learn about techniques to gradually shade with different threads for a realistic “thread painted” interpretation. Linda will offer several suggestions on how you might treat the background and what each choice will accomplish.

Autumn Vortex
Vortex taught by Jill Venditoulli

Capture all your senses with this stunning canvas. Learn the short and long technique and a lot about shading with minimal effort from one of the best!

Americana taught by Jill Venditoulli

Jill took her inspiration from a detail from a hand carved clock from the early 1800’s that is part of the Witnerthur decorative arts collection. "Anything can become a needlepoint canvas” says Jill - and the stitches you will learn are fun too!